Senior Staff

Lucia Baldock

Interim Building Manager
H-17 (Office)

Lucia is responsible for the physical maintenance of the House and for improvement of all House facilities. Minor maintenance requests-such as repairs of leaky faucets, defective lights, or faulty locks-should be reported to her office. The Building Manager issues key cards and keys for all entries, suites, and House facilities. Lucia is eager to help students in any way he can and welcomes questions and suggestions about Kirkland House.

Visit the Building Info tab of this site for information.

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Resident Dean Family

Soha Bayoumi (she/her/hers)

Allston Burr Resident Dean, Kirkland House and Assistant Dean of Harvard College

Hello Kirkland! I am excited to start my fifth year in the wonderful community of Kirkland House, along with my husband, Ahmed Ragab, our child, Carmen, our cat, Jesse, and our puppy, Sophie (and a growing aquarium of freshwater fish!). 

I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, where I graduated with a BA in political science from Cairo University. I went on to do my Master’s and PhD in political theory and history in Paris, France at the Paris Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po).

I’ve been at Harvard since 2007 and have experienced multiple facets of this place: first as a visiting fellow in the Department of Government, then as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and finally as a lecturer in the Department of the History of Science, where I continue to teach, in addition to my responsibilities as the Allston Burr Resident Dean (ABRD) of Kirkland House.... Read more about Soha Bayoumi (she/her/hers)

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Kate Drizos Cavell

Kate Drizos Cavell

House Administrator
H-13 (Office)

I've been at Harvard since 2006 and have gotten to see the university from lots of different angles. In Kirkland, I work on housing, events, room reservations, the budget, and whatever comes my way! My favorite things about Kirkland include KDS, Conversations with Kirkland, HoCo, sophomore advising, and our truly wonderful community of Tutors, students, and staff [and dogs]. Outside of Kirkland, I'm a PhD student at Boston College, where I study Higher Education. My office is under the Kirkland archway in H-Entry. Visitors are always welcome!

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Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas (she/her/hers)

Academic Coordinator

Hello Kirkland! I am so excited to be joining you this fall (starting September 14, 2020) as Kirkland’s Academic Coordinator! I am eager to help you navigate your Harvard experience and am here to help you with your academic and administrative questions. I grew up in Massachusetts but have also lived in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn, NY.  I’ve worked at Harvard twice: first in the Humanities Center, and more recently in the Anthropology Department. In the past, I’ve also worked in academic journal publishing and teaching English to adult immigrant and refugee students in various non-profit community programs. I graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a BA in sociology, Villanova University with an MA in Modern World History, and UMass Boston with an MA in Applied Linguistics. Currently I am finishing up my ALM in Religion from Harvard Extension School. My graduate school French and Arabic language skills are rusty but bienvenue and ahlan wa sahlan to Kirkland! I can't wait to meet you!